Think the new car market is slowing down? Think again. Buyers are returning to dealers as they launch ever more tempting offers, and there's a huge amount of new models on the way.
Before 2019 draws to a close we'll see important releases due from Porsche, Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota and many, many other manufacturers. Before you head to a showroom to commit to buying something, check out what we'll be seeing on sale in the next few months here in the UK.
The first half of the year looks packed, as manufacturers gear up their displays for the all-important Geneva motor show.
Here is your one-stop shop for keeping up to date with what's coming when in the car industry.
Aston Martin Vantage Manual
Since it was launched in 2018, Aston Martin’s Porsche 911 rival has only been available with an automatic box, but in 2019 it will be offered with a manual gearbox. It will be the first time that the AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine has been mated to a manual gearbox.
The new car promises a more involved driving experience, although replacing the ZF eight-speed auto with a manual unit is likely to add a couple of tenths to the Vantage’s 3.5sec 0-62mph time.
Audi A6 Allroad
Need space and off-roading ability but detest the idea of a hulking great SUV? Audi’s much-loved A6 Allroad will make a comeback early this year. The formula stays largely the same as before: take the standard A6, raise it off the ground by a few centimetres with beefed-up suspension, and protect the lower body from bumps and scrapes with plastic body cladding and front and rear skidplates.